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IFFHS names Heynckes world’s best coach

Completing an FCB clean sweep of the annual International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) awards, the organisation has named Jupp Heynckes the world’s best club coach. Friday’s announcement hardly came as a surprise but it naturally remains a great honour for the club and the treble-winning supremo. The former Bayern boss topped the ranking on 216 points, easily beating off Dortmund coach Jürgen Klopp (101 points) and Diego Simeone of Atletico Madrid (61). The award has been dominated for the last few years by Pep Guardiola, who came fifth in the latest edition, José Mourinho and Alex Ferguson. Senior journalists and experts from 70 countries took part in the vote.

FCB and Manuel top IFFHS world rankings

In previously announced news, the IFFHS voted Manuel Neuer the World's Best Goalkeeper on 6 January, and subsequently named Bayern as the top club on the planet. FCB head the Club World Ranking 2013, which the IFFHS has compiled annually since 1991, based on all club results in competitive competitions. A German side holds top spot for the first time ever – and by a substantial margin, as second-placed Real Madrid are 80 points behind FCB. The third to fifth positions are occupied by Chelsea, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona. 370 points has only been achieved once before in the last 22 years when Juventus clocked up 372 points in 1993.